Leo to be in Clint Eastwood’s new film?

Reportedly, Leo is in Clint Eastwood’s new Hoover Film and is set to play J. Edgar Hoover. You can read the article below, thanks to Reuters.

(Reuters) – Director Clint Eastwood on Monday shot down rumors that Joaquin Phoenix might return to acting by portraying J. Edgar Hoover’s protege and purported lover in a biopic on the controversial, first FBI director.

Eastwood told Reuters that Leonardo DiCaprio was definitely lined up to play Hoover. But Phoenix, who recently revealed his charade to quit acting and become a rap singer, was not in talks to play Clyde Tolson.

“No. I don’t know where that came from…didn’t he become a rapper?” Eastwood said, when asked about recent reports Phoenix was being considered for the role. Phoenix had taken on rapping in a hoax that surrounded the making of a mock documentary film called “I’m Still Here” about his supposed transition.

Oscar-winning director Eastwood did say that DiCaprio definitely wants the role of Hoover. “It’s a great role for him,” Eastwood said, adding that the film’s makers were “in the process” of signing contracts with DiCaprio.

The Hollywood legend, who after turning 80 years-old this year, is about to release his latest directorial effort “Hereafter” that tackles mortality and possibilities of an afterlife, said his next project on Hoover would focus on many aspects of the man’s complicated life.

“He was a very complex person. The homosexual aspect is just one of many. I would say that’s the least of his problems. But he was also very clever, whether rightfully or wrongfully, he was very clever about keeping himself in a certain position in life, so it is an interesting study,” Eastwood said.

Hoover, who died in 1972, was the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and he served nearly four decades at the helm of the U.S. law enforcement agency.

Following his death, Hoover fell under sharp criticism for keeping secret files on prominent citizens, politicians and celebrities, including Martin Luther King, Jr. He also became the subject of conjecture over whether he was gay and if Tolson, Associate Director of the FBI, was his lover.

Eastwood said that by growing up in the 1930s and 40s, he could capture the mythology of Hoover in pop culture at the time, which had “comic books with him on the cover with machine guns and all that.”

“He is a fascinating character, and I think I am the right person to do it , not because I knew him or anything, but I did grow up with him,” Eastwood said. “He was an iconic figure.”

Oct 11 > by Josie > No Comments > Site News

New Gallery Layout

We have a new gallery layout designed by Fram @ Mrs.Brightside Designs.

Oct 6 > by Ashley > 2 Comments > Gallery Update, Site News

The Leo Strut Song

Do you all remember that photo of “Leo Strutting” on the set of Inception. Well since then, there has been tons of publicity from this photo.Since then, there was even a song made about it! Check out the video above! Let’s do the Leo Strut. ;) Haha!

Sep 30 > by Josie > 1 Comment » > Leo Videos, Uncategorized

Leo mentioned on SNL

Yesterday was the season premier of Saturday Night Live. Leo was mentioned in Amy Poehler’s opening Monologue. You can check out the video above, he is mentioned close to the end around 4:50 – 5:10! I thought it was great that he got mentioned along with Inception, just thought I should share with you all! Enjoy!

Sep 26 > by Josie > 1 Comment » > Leo News

Leo to help save Indian tiger

NEW DELHI — Leonardo DiCaprio will lend his star power to raise awareness about India’s efforts to save the tiger.

DiCaprio — who is also an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund — recently met India’s environment minister Jairam Ramesh in New York at a reception organized by the Coalition of Rainforest Nations, according to local media reports Saturday. Ramesh was quoted stating that the 35-year-old Hollywood star was “very interested in the cause of tiger conservation. Somebody like him could play an important role in sensitizing the global community to the cause of the Indian tiger.”

“Tigers are endangered and critical to some of the world’s most important ecosystems,” DiCaprio had said in a public message released by WWF in May, adding, “Key conservation efforts can save the tiger species from extinction, protect some of the planet’s last wild habitats and help sustain the local communities surrounding them. By protecting this iconic species, we can save so much more.”

India is home to an estimated 1,400 of the global tiger population of 3,200.

DiCaprio has also been invited to India, according to Coalition for Rainforest Nations executive director Kevin Conrad, who said, “Leonardo has now started traveling around the world looking at tigers, trying to assess the role of climate change on tiger habitats. We are inviting him to India. We want to get him to India and working with India on the issue of climate, forests and habitats.”

A keen environmentalist, DiCaprio is also involved with Papua New Guinea’s campaign to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on that country’s forests.

Meanwhile, top Indian celebrities are also associated with tiger conservation. Leading broadcaster New Delhi Television launched its Save The Tiger campaign last year supported by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.

Sep 26 > by Josie > No Comments > Leo News

11 Donated Icons added!

We have 11 fantastic donated icons that you are able to find in our Icon Archive!10 of them were donated by Chip.If you’d like to donate icons, just email them to josie@leodicaprio.net with the icons and who/where to give credit to! These are only 4 out of the 11 Icons we received, go check them all out!

Sep 20 > by Josie > No Comments > Site News

Shutter Island video game?

Explore a mystery that leads you down an ever-darkening spiral in this game based on the unnerving film. Journey to Shutter Island to investigate mysterious happenings at the Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Play as U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels and explore the island, searching for thousands of hidden objects in 20 environments. Review files that detail the crimes that banished the patients to the island, learning all about the darkness that lurks within each inmate’s mind. As your stay on the island grows more sinister, your mission will change focus. Before too long, you’ll worry less about finding clues to the mystery and more about finding a way out.

Due Date: November 2010 (?)

Sep 14 > by Josie > No Comments > Leo News

Inception nominated for a Scream Award

Inception has been nominated for a Scream Award in the category The Ultimate Scream. Inception is against, Alice In Wonderland, Avatar, Iron Man 2, Kick-Ass, Lost, True Blood, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Zombieland. Leo has also been nominated in Best Science Fiction Actor,you can vote for Leo here.The event Scream begins on October 19th, 2010. Leo’s co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is up for Best Supporting Actor in Inception. You can vote for Inception as The Ultimate Scream here, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Best Supporting Actor here.

Best Science Fiction Actor|The Ultimate Scream

Sep 11 > by Josie > 5 Comments > Leo News

Icon Archive!

Here it is, the first surprise! We have an Icon Archive where you can find many different 100×100 Leo Icons. At the moment, there aren’t many but we do have some. During time, we will be adding more! You can also donate Icons just send them via email to; josie@leodicaprio.net! We do have some donated icons, thanks to Abbey, which you can find them here!We do have some more “surprises” up our sleeves,just stay tuned! Enjoy! :-)

Sep 4 > by Josie > No Comments > Site News, Site Update

New Inception – On Set

Here are some awesome pictures sent to us by JoeyDC from the set of Inception.

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